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are working? and what can each one of us do tohelp? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of shington, d.c. school michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to americ campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the higights -- extend the bush tax cuts, t spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate tt question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mikpence of diana. he's here in new york
and you help out a very good cause. thank you, corporal, for joining us. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> reporter: we want to thank them for what they're doing up there as well. >> thank you vy much for coming out and showing your support. >> reporter: there you go. there you have it. we are live in laurel. back to you. >> thank you. while you're out there, grab some doughnuts. >> reporter: i don't know if they'll make it back to the station. >> thanks a lot. >> reporter: l right. >>> happening today the state of our schools will be dominating the political conversation on "meet the press." d.c. schoo chancellor michelle rhee will join moderator david gregory for an exclusive conversation. this is part of nbc's weeklong education nation wich will take an in-depth look at reforming the nation's education system. joining rhee are secretary of education, arnie de duncan, for d.c. city administrator robert bobb and president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten who has butted heads with rhee in the past. you can watch it here at 10:30. >>> a manassas neig
's expected to break today [ applause ] >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. >> reporter: he's used to audiences hanging ones i every word. today eddie long's congregation is likely to be rapt in atntion like never before. members of his church and a satellite church in north carolina allegedly pressuring them into sex after they reached the legal age of concept. >> manipulation starts at 14 or 15 so basically they are indoctrinated into this man and then he goes forward with the next phase. so the law may not recognize that as child molestation, but manipulation of someone like this and abusing the ptoral relationship this way is not consent. >> reporter: long avoided the public spotlight, issuing messages through a spokespeon and his attorney who read a statement on a nationally syndicated radio talk show. >> let me be clear. the chargesgainst me and ne birth are false. i have devoted my life to helping others and these false allegations hurt me deep. but my faith is strong and the truth will emerge. >> reporter: debate on air and online has been passionate on both sides with the
," but n for laughs. we'll explain after the break. >>> plus, chuck bell is here. chuck's going to tell us when the clouds might give us some right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families anhard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in tse tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> yoga enthusiasts gathered today in the name of global peace. that was one of many events held around the world today. the goal is to unite people in spirit to promote world peace. the task, to perform 108 sun salutations. that is a prominent yoga pose. >> ladies and gentlemen, i wantedo come here tonight before my time as governor of the great state of new york ends and to tell you that working in albany is
definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thursdayas caused by a resident who threw a cigarette butt in a flower plant on his deck. >> potting soil is not
to come out of their doors and support us, not even though who we truly are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank good for all of them. >> three other children and an adult male escaped that fire. their mother manad to somehow, drop the children who survived out of the window. >>> tonight we're following a developing story in fairfax county where teenager has been hit by a car and it happened around 8:15 at the intersection of 34re isn't valley road in centerville. the victim was thrown to the hospital with life-threateninging injuries. the victim's name andge hadn't been released. police are questioning the driver. we're told the driver did stay on the the scene. some developing news in fairfax county tonight. >>> meanwhile, president obama is criticizing republicans once again, for their plans to stimulate economic growth. in his weekly address, mr. obama said that the republican plan for recovery amounts to slashing taxes for millionaires and cutting rules for wall street and special interests. the president also criticized the gop for not listening to americans. >> the republica
or have we? f.d.r. and clinton knew how to court us all the way. why did this guy stop at the altar? should a presided lea the charge against his foes? is it cool for barack obama to go face to face with he tea party set or does it help brng him down? finally, commander in chief. the book reveals president obama rejected t push for a wder war in afghanista ey wanted in, he wanted a way out. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us toda is john heilemann, cynthia tucker, nbc's norah o'donnell and "the washington post" michael gerson. with barely five weeks left before democrats may lose the congress, president obama is trying to fire up the people who sent him but have lost faith. some presidents were the same politicians in office as they were running for office. f.d.r. was, reagan was, clinton was. a moment this week showed the contrast between president obama and president clinton. with barack obama, recall how george bush 41 suffered in comparison to clintonin the 1992 town hall debate when a voter asked a feel your pain question. >> howhas the nation debt personally
'sducation correspondent rehema ellis is here to tell us more about it. >> iwas an exciting event. for two hours the teachers were inspiring about the job that is stressful and extremely demanding. right now the teacher's job is under crical review because of what is and is not happeningn the classroom. america's public school students are in trouble. on nearly every major ranking theesults are disapinting. 40 years ago american students were first. now among 30 developed nations our skutudents rank 24th in mat 17th science and 10th in adi reading. nationwide nearly 70% of our students graduate from high school, but among african-american, latino and low-income students, just over 50% graduate each year. the state of education in america was the subject of a teacher town hall discussion in new york's rockefeller plaza moderated by nbc's brian williams. about 300 educators joined 2300 more online to share ideas, to brnstorm, and in part to vent. >> are teachers, do you feel, under attack right now? >> teachers cannot fix every problem. try ase do, and as responsible as we feel for every problem,
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